UC Irvine head coach Russell Turner reacts to a referee's call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Boise State in the quarterfinals of the Wooden Legacy tournament, in Fullerton, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/
Alex Gallardo
November 26, 2015

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Anthony Drmic scored 21 points and Boise State beat UC Irvine 71-64 on Thursday in the opener of the Wooden Legacy tournament.

Chandler Hutchinson added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Nick Duncan 14 points for the Broncos (3-2).

Alex Young scored 15 points, 10 in the first half, and Luke Nelson 13 for the Anteaters (4-1), who were off to their best start since the 1982-83 season. Seven-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye dealt with foul trouble and had just four points, one block and one rebound in 19 minutes.

Drmic's 3-pointer at the end of the first half gave Boise State a 30-27 lead and the Broncos led the entire second half. Ahead by four with 2:26 left, they outscored UC Irvine 9-6 the rest of the way, making seven free throws.

Boise State, which came in averaging 27 3-point attempts per game, made 11 of 28 against the Anteaters.

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